Two thirds of the way through the challenge and still going strong. This has been a better few days physically, but a harder few days psychologically.
CRAVINGS are back in full force.
Watching my children scoff easter chocolate, and eating with other people, has been hard. Not so much for meat, but oh for delicious dairy…
I am really tired of substitute milks now. Coconut is by far the best (and not too coconut-y, would you believe), but just some normal milk with cereal, or some yoghurt with my breakfast, or a lovely creamy decaf mocha, or something else creamy, or buttery, would be SO GOOD.
The problem is (I think) that most of the dairy stuff I would consume also contains sugar, so I think I’m actually craving sugar deep down.
Anyway, that aside, having the husband do this with me has kept us both on track, even though we’ve both admitted to craving all sorts of things over the last few days.
Physically my eczema seems a little less itchy, and the skin on my face is calming down. Thank goodness.
I’ve actually eaten less fruit and vegetables over the last few days. We’ve gotten lazy and repeated a lot of meals, and I haven’t been having my usual green smoothies.
Makes me wonder if what is aggravating my skin is sugar – not just refined, but also in fruit form (although after a fair amount of personal research the jury is still out on whether I believe fruit sugar is bad for you).
I’ve also been sleeping so much better since cutting out the black tea.
So, after today, just 10 more days to go.
Here’s the food diary:
Strawberries, banana, almond milk, muesli. White tea. Half slice bread with vegan spread and marmalade.
White tea. About a million dark choc mint crisps 🙁
Green smoothie (pineapple, spinach, cucumber, grape, strawberries). Slice of toast with vegan spread and marmalade. Pistachios. Grapes. Liquorice tea.
Tortilla chips with home made guacamole. Pitta bread. Kidney beans, mushrooms, pepper, onion and fajita spice. Lettuce.
Home made toasted bread with vegan spread and marmalde. White tea.
Carrot, cucumber, tomato, water melon, grape. Fruit tea.
Two slices home made bread, vegan spread, marmalade. Banana. Pistachios. White tea.
Oven chips and shop-bought mexican vegan burgers.
Eczema itching like crazy.
Two slices home made bread toasted with marmalade. White tea.
Covent garden soup (roasted tomato), bread with vegan spread. 1.5 vegan chocolate bars.
Sundried tomato and spinach risotto with pine nuts. Two glasses vegan red wine.
Muesli, strawberries, coconut milk. White tea.
Peanut butter and raisin sandwich on home made bread, banana, grapes, pistachios. Fruit tea.
Pitta bread. Rice. Home made guacamole with tortilla chips. Black beans, mushrooms, peppers, onions, fajita spice. Lettuce. 2 glasses vegan red wine.
Two slices home made bread, toasted. Marmalade and vegan spread. White tea.
Covent garden soup (red lentil and tomato), slice home made bread with vegan spread. 3 home made olive oil biscuits (not great). White tea.
Home made mushroom massala curry with rice.